Sons of Guilleman (Ultramarines)

So at first I was a bit reluctant to go down the avenue of a smurf collection. Maybe this was just because I'm still bitter they stole the poster-boy position from the BAs all those years ago, or perhaps due to all the hating people give them on forums. Or maybe it was because compared to other chapters, codex or not, the UMs can seem a bit bland in comparison. Perhaps I didn't want to collect the most popular army. Whatever the reason, I eventually came round to the idea.

From the start I decided if I were to go for it with the UMs, I'd have to go with second company and captain sicarius. In addition, I wanted a sternguard unit to represent the tyranid hunters, the UMs only real unique unit. In order to represent the codex organisation, I wanted to have a little mix of everything in the army. Over time it has grown steadily into the collection that can be seen below. All that is missing now is 3 Japanese exclusive marines to complete them.